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40Th Anniversary Of St. Jude Children’S Research Hospital

Rep. Nick J. Rahall II

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Mr. Speaker, ``You give but little when you give of your possessions,'' the Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran once wrote. ``It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.'' Danny Thomas lived this truth. His generosity of spirit endures at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital forty years after he established this essential institution.

``As a member of the Professional Advisory Board since 1996, I was honored to work with Danny Thomas to further the Hospital's mission. It is one of the world's leading centers of research and treatment for life-threatening childhood illnesses, particularly cancer. Remarkably, no child pays for St. Jude's services. I am proud that the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities raise the funds to cover all costs of patient care.''